Daniel Kruger, Igor Kardum, Martìn Tetaz, Sigal Tifferet, Maryanne Fisher
XIX Biennial Conference of the International Society for Human Ethology, Bologna, Italy
Students in Croatia and Israel recognized alternative male mating strategies, as exemplified in early 19th century British Romantic novels. Participants’ relationship preferences replicated those of North American students. As predicted, character attributions clustered into two inter-related but distinct factors: mating effort/risky behavioral strategy and parental effort/risk-averse behavioral strategy.